Single HDMI through the receiver?
I'm using a Philips 55PFL5527T TV, an Onkyo 609 receiver, a BD device, a MacMini, and an XBOX360 in my system.
My previous setup, using a 2009 Samsung TV, seemed perfect: all peripheral devices were connected to my Onkyo receiver via direct HDMI inputs into the receiver - and a *single* HDMI cable connected the receiver to the TV.
I've just bought a new Philips 55PFL5527T TV, and had hoped to keep the original configuration. The only exception being that I would use the TV's inbuilt DVB2 decoder, instead of an external TV decoder like I had in my old setup (which had also been plugged into the receiver).
The HDMI ARC kicked in immediately and is handshaking with the receiver's CEC with no problem (turn on/off the TV, and the receiver turns on/off automatically... and the TV sound is output through the receiver like a charm). The receiver is connected using its HDMI out to the TV's HDMI 1 (ARC).
Problem is this:
The TV is not recognizing the input from the receiver (and thus, none of the peripheral devices attached to the receiver). That is, the BD player, XBOX and MacMini signals do not seem to make it into the TV - I get a "No Video Signal Detected" message.
What I had expected/hoped for, was that changing to the TV's HDMI1 source would provide me with the receiver's signal... whatever channel is selected for output - whether BD, XBOX, MacMini.
To troubleshoot, I ran an HDMI cable from the MacMini directly to the TV's HDMI side, and the video signal came through, but no audio was returned to the receiver via HDMI ARC? In the TV's setup, I've also tried adding different devices to the HDMI1 to no avail.
I see that all the Philips instructions are for separate HDMI cables from these devices directly into the TV. Have things changed the past couple of years? It used to be that one tried to have a single HDMI into the TV, with all the devices hooked up to the receiver?
Any help much appreciated!